Most popular types of marijuana

Tangerine Dream

Barney’s Farm has produced a number of very popular (and effective) strains and Tangerine Dream is one of their top creations thanks to its ease of growth, taste and medical benefits.

Strength

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Even though Tangerine Dream is an Indica dominant, it offers an impressive 25% THC, which puts it on a par with a number of the best Sativas. It will provide capable treatment for serious pain and emotional issues such as anxiety. This is definitely a strain for daytime use. In fact, it was created for people who wanted medication, which would act quickly and effectively, but still leave them capable of carrying on with their work for the rest of the day and basically that is exactly what this strain does. The cerebral high is close to instant and is both relaxing and refreshing so that when it wears off, you’re ready to get up and go and can manage most activities. Obviously, you want to wait a while before doing anything complex such as driving.

Yield

Given the right care and attention, Tangerine Dream can produce up to 600 gr/m², which is all the more impressive given that plants tend to top out at about one metre. These heavy yields mean that although Tangerine Dream does have the compact bushiness typical of Indicas, it still does tend to need some support as flowers develop and literally start to weigh down its branches. Other than that, however, it’s impressively easy to grow, particularly since it has a touch of Haze genetics (G13 x Afghan x Neville’s A5 Haze) and is therefore a feasible choice for committed beginners. In principle, it can be grown out of doors, although in practice, that’s only likely to be an option for growers in the warmest European countries. Regardless of whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors, remember that not everyone is in love with the strong citrus scent Tangerine Dream is going to develop during the flowering stage, so be a good neighbour and use respectful odour control.

Speed

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One of the benefits of most compact plants, is that they tend to finish their growth cycle quite quickly and Tangerine Dream needs a mere 8 to 9 weeks to finish indoors. Outdoors it will be ready around the start or middle of October, hence the fact that growers in more northern parts of Europe will need to look at indoor growing.

Taste

If we’re honest, we’d say this was more standard orange than tangerine, but we’re guessing that if you like tangerines, you like oranges and vice versa. In any case, this is citrus fresh, while still being nicely sweet.

Bag Appeal

Tangerine Dream marijuana seeds

Tangerine Dream looks good in the grow room and good in the bag. There isn’t all that much in the way of trichomes (at least not compared to the likes of Northern Lights and White Widow) but there are enough and there are copious amounts of red and orange pistils to add plenty of vivid colour. Once harvested, the nugs are reassuringly dense and solid and once you break them open you release that lovely, citrus aroma. Safe to say, any bag labelled Tangerine Dream is going to get plenty of enthusiastic attention.

In spite of the Haze genetics and exotic name, Tangerine Dream is actually a robust and rewarding strain, which should be within the capabilities of committed beginners, who are prepared to tackle sexing plants and managing light cycles. Those who want the taste and effects of Tangerine Dream in a format which makes growing even easier, might be interested in the autoflowering version, although the yields are nowhere near as good.

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Blue Dream

Proudly holding its place among the top Californian strains out there, Blue Dream currently commands a hefty price tag in its home state. Rising through the ranks with ease, Blue Dream is the result of crossing a Blueberry with Super Silver Haze – both incredibly popular strains individually that have also won numerous High Times Cannabis Cup awards.
The result is one spectacular strain that mixes the best of its sativa and indica heritage to create the kind of quality that has seen it become one of the top dogs in commercially available cannabis today.

Strength

Blue Dream

For all the hype and demand, Blue Dream could simply not maintain such a reputation without providing the goods to back it up. True to this, Blue Dream is a fantastic smoke, sativa dominant (60%) from the Super Silver Haze with its Blueberry indica side making up the rest (40%). This quality is due to its genetic heritage and also its 17-18% THC level, giving you a great high that packs quite the punch too.
When smoked the effects begin quickly, a cerebral rush that buzzes behind the face as your eyes and cheeks feel a tingling sensation. Once this buzz has settled into a soft mental stimulation the physical effects begin, slowly enveloping you from head to toe in its warm consuming stone. This gives the usual deep relaxation typical of any quality indica, but with an uncommon sense of warmth and wellbeing that accompanies it.

This is no ordinary strain, however, and those trying it will notice they remain clear headed, with their thoughts being more well-grounded than usual after smoking. Neither does the indica component tie you down with couch lock, offering manageable sedation as long as moderate quantities are enjoyed. This all comes together to make Blue Dream a very functional strain to enjoy, allowing you both mental stimulation and physical relaxation that may even aid motivation.

The sizeable THC quantities and minimal interference with daily life offered by this strain makes it a natural choice for medicinal smokers. These qualities allow the smoker to remain active and productive while the strain helps them through their day. Suitable even as a daytime remedy, Blue Dream is useful for treating insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression and headaches. There is even some evidence suggesting its utility in easing menstrual cramps and other related ailments.

Yield

Blue Dream is the gift that just keeps on giving, offering very generous weighty yields to growers that will make it appealing for commercial growth and personal users alike. A healthy plant should yield as much as 600g per m2, and the strain is known for the consistency in the size of its harvests too.

Speed

Blue Dream

As a sativa dominant plant, Blue Dream will grow to a sizeable medium height. There are certain phenotypes that may exhibit the strain’s indica heritage more prominently, but generally Blue Dream will proudly display its sativa side through its size and shape.

Those with experience of Blue Dream generally report that it is more easily grown indoors, and this will be the most advisable environment for many growers to attempt. It is a fairly easy plant to grow, though attentiveness is required at times. If growing indoors it is best to do so in a soil or hydroponic setup, and pruning is advisable to keep the plant’s height and size manageable. Blue Dream will offer some assistance though, with its genetics making it very resilient to mildew. Its flowering time will be around 9-10 weeks.

Outdoor growth may also be a feasible option to those living with the right climate and privacy. The strain really needs a warmer Mediterranean or sub-tropical environment to thrive, and even then needs to be monitored for signs of red spider mite infestation. It is therefore advised to those wanting to grow in cooler northern lands to stick to indoor cultivation. If you do end up growing outside, however, harvest time will be in October.

Taste

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is the result of crossing two strains that are known for their enticing flavour, so it is hardly surprising that the strain has a certain degree of expectation concerning its taste. Taking a rich lungful will swiftly reveal its Blueberry heritage, which is especially evident when the bud is cured for a month or so.

While primarily sweet and berry-like in its composition, there are also satisfyingly earthy notes of skunk, spice, and hash in there too. The fruitiness is the star of the show, however, staying on your tongue long after the smoke is gone.

Bag Appeal

Every bit as alluring in appearance as in taste, Blue Dream offers dense clusters of bud that often turn blue if exposed to lower temperatures during growth. These are finished with a powdering of trichomes that elegantly coat the regal blue or neon green nugs. If this wasn’t enough, they also boast a sticky resinous texture and a sweet and skunky berry aroma to match the taste.

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Thai Stick

Keeping alive a classic that has been a firm favourite of many as far back as the 60’s and 70’s, MSNL have breathed new vitality into this veteran strain. They have achieved this with Thai Stick via their mix of Californian Skunk and Thai genetics to put a modern twist on the legend.

The Thai Stick of years gone by was best known for how it was presented – in small but thick and rich stems of cannabis that became its most distinct visual feature. MSNL now gives you the opportunity to recreate this iconic smoking experience after years of declining growth to the point where it is near impossible to find in many places today. If this sounds appealing then it might be time to take the plunge and try today’s take on the legendary strain.

Strength

Thai Stick

Traditionally Thai Stick was such a strong smoking experience that many believed these small green cylinders to be coated in hashish or even opium. Thankfully MSNL’s seeds allow you the chance to relive this classic ride free of suspected opiates for a pure and uplifting smoke.

The Thai Stick of decades past was considered to be a pure sativa, but this present variety by MSNL has a Skunk component that makes it a less traditionalist but more complex smoke. With a THC content of 15-18%, Thai Stick packs a punch but will keep you vertical with its energising properties courtesy of its strong sativa side.
Its sativa dominant genes also means Thai Stick has no trouble giving a clean and euphoric high. The purity of this is something rarely matched by other strains, offering a very sociable experience that will likely see you in fits of giggles. These powerful but comfortable effects also mean it is ideal as a mood enhancer, ending a bad day in a good way with a satisfied smile.

There is also an indica component here from its Skunk genetics, levelling out the heady effects with a physically relaxing element that can take the edge off the sometimes over-stimulating sativa side. The cerebral buzz still remains the star of the show here, however, providing a high that is positive, creative and focused. This makes it more enjoyable as a recreational than medicinal strain, with psychedelic experiences being far from uncommon too.
That is not to say it is ineffective medicinally, however, with its potency being useful in warding off fatigue, dealing with pain and stress, and combating the onset of depression.

Yield

Not one to short change a diligent grower, Thai Stick will reward proper cultivation with a yield between 300-400g per m2. While it may not be quite as heavy yielding as a minority of other strains, the quality of bud on offer here is sublime and its resinous properties will more than satisfy.

Speed

Thai Stick

One of the distinct aspects of the Thai Stick plant is its patient growth period, often taking up to 12-18 weeks from seed to flowering. As a strongly sativa strain the plant has a tall, slender and distinctly tropical look to it. Because of its extended growth period and size (sometimes reaching 180-220cm), Thai Stick will require certain living circumstances to be suitable for home cultivation.

Indoor growers may find this a challenging experience, with the plant responding best to the conditions found in the tropical outdoors. It is still possible to grow inside, but will require a degree of experience and resources beyond what most will have. This makes indoor Thai Stick growth best for seed production or as a pet project.

Outdoor growers will have an easier time, weather and climate permitting. The plant will need plenty of space and the right environment, with a 220cm tall plant easily attracting the wrong kind of attention. If you do decide to grow outdoors Thai Stick will ideally require a tropical or sub-tropical climate, though a generally warmer environment may also suffice. Greenhouses are very useful in achieving the right conditions, and providing the plant with sunlight and low to medium levels of soil nutrients also helps. Outdoors you will see the harvest ready in October, with its disease and pest resistant genetics helping the plant reach its potential.

Taste

Thai food is known for adventurously putting a blend of flavours into its food and Thai Stick proudly incorporates this tradition itself, offering a blend of flavours so rich in quality it puts lesser strains to shame.

It begins with an earthy taste that reveals sweeter citrusy notes of lemon and spice behind it. This is combined with a distinctive flavour that can only be attributed to the plant itself, and all comes together in a smooth tasting smoke for a truly luxurious experience.

Bag Appeal

Thai Stick

The scent of Thai Stick is much like the taste – complex, rich and enticing. There is a definite tropical element to the smell, mixed with a certain skunky note from its parent that rests in the bouquet without overpowering it. The buds themselves are dense and heavy, to such a degree that they often cause the plant stems to bend and droop beneath their weight.

While it may not come in the stick form of yesteryear, Thai Stick retains its allure decades on to make a smoke that still stands up to the powerhouse strains of today.

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Girl Scout Cookies

From the verdant Californian valleys comes this summery blast of excellence courtesy of the high-grade seed bank, MSNL. Girl Scout Cookies has risen up the food chain of commercially available strains to become the apex smoke of choice for countless weed aficionados across the world. Boasting the kind of genetic quality that puts lesser strains to shame, Girl Scout Cookies is the result of crossing a mystery Durban Poison with Cherry Kush and a Floridian east coast OG Kush.

What we get is an indica dominant beauty with the kind of flavour and high that makes it a natural winner. You may be able to get cheaper strains, but it doesn’t get much better than this and Girl Scout Cookies has the Cannabis Cup awards to prove it.

Strength

Girl Scout Cookies

For all its recent popularity, Girl Scout Cookies does not pull any punches in its strength for the sake of accessibility. With an average THC level of 19-25%, Girl Scout Cookies takes no prisoners yet still retains its widespread appeal. The high begins with a cerebral rush courtesy of its Durban parent that comes on quick and hard, leading to an initial rush of mental activity before settling into a relaxing and soothing calm euphoria. This mental component of the experience makes it ideal for aiding concentration and may even assist you in completing work or projects.

This is followed by the kush heritage of Girl Scout Cookies making itself known through its body-numbing sedative stone. If the high can potentially aid with getting work done, then the subsequent stone will help you relax the rest of the night after. This de-stressing component is also what makes it such a fantastic medical strain, helping with anxiety, stress, depression, and lulling you into a deep and satisfying sleep when needed. Its hefty strength also makes it ideal for more physical complaints such as migraines and chronic pain, as well as helping overcome appetite loss.
For all its positive sides and usefulness, however, it should be remembered that Girl Scout Cookies is one THC packed strain, and as such should be treated with respect and moderation while being enjoyed.

Yield

Girl Scout Cookies doesn’t casually lavish its grower with a small mountain of bud as some other strains do. This is one plant that knows its value and will yield respectable volumes when properly cared for. The emphasis here is on quality rather than quantity, and a properly cultivated plant will yield 250-300g per m2, or 60g per plant.

Speed

Girl Scout Cookies

Growing Girl Scout Cookies should not present too much of a problem for anybody with a little experience, and may even be suitable for a newbie with a bit of diligence. They can be grown indoors or outside, their bright green leaves contrasting with the purple hued bud to make a very visually appealing plant.

Indoors, Girl Scout Cookies will grow well in a hydroponic setup, though the Sea of Green (SoG) growing method can also be used. To get the best results though it is generally recommended the plant be allowed to stretch which, if allowed, can substantially increase your harvest. Its hardy genetics mean it is extraordinarily resistant to mould and mildew, giving you one more reason to invest your time in this fantastic strain. Its flowering time is 65-75 days, keeping under 100cm even when fully grown to make a manageable medium sized plant.

Outdoors Girl Scout Cookies fares slightly differently. Its pest-resistant genes certainly help ease the cultivation process, but it is a little more particular than certain other strains before it will reward you with a generous yield. Girl Scout Cookies prefers warmth and sunshine, ideally in a Mediterranean-style climate. If this is not possible in your area then an indoor setup may be more practical. It can also benefit from the use of a trellis, though it is not strictly necessary for most plants. Harvests will be available up to mid-October, coming after 9 – 10 weeks of growth provided the plant was exposed to the right conditions.

Taste

True to its name, Girl Scout Cookies boasts one of the most delectable tastes you will find in any strain. A rich blend of sweet flavours akin to candyfloss and brown sugar dominate the taste, laying a thick base of decadent richness from which hints of spice and mint emerge. Also buried in the mix are nutmeg and the cookie notes from which the strain takes its name.

Without doubt Girl Scout Cookies packs one distinctive flavour, one so memorable that few who try it can fail to recognise it again.

Bag Appeal

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies certainly owes much of it visual appeal to its OG Kush heritage, often sporting the beautiful blue colouring that can develop when the plant is exposed to slightly cooler climates as it grows. The buds are thick and dense, with the kind of frosty trichome covering that sits so well atop the coloured nugs. With a scent as delicious and complex as the taste and a stickiness that will entice any regular smoker, it doesn’t take long to understand why Girl Scout Cookies has settled comfortably into being one of the top strains around.

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Gorilla Glue Auto

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How does the idea of a strain so powerful and resinous that they had to put ‘Glue’ in the title sound to you? What about if it proved such a hit that it won both the SoCal and Michigan High Times awards for Best Hybrid in 2014? If either of these catch your interest then Gorilla Glue Auto by Auto Seeds may be the strain for you, providing the kind of heavy dose of couch-locked scissor-sticking goodness you’ve been waiting for.

Auto Seeds have crossed a carefully selected phenotype of the original Gorilla Glue with their autoflowering Auto #1. This has resulted in Gorilla Glue Auto, a strain that carries all the knockout indica strength of the original, combined with the autoflowering properties that make it easier than ever to get your hands on its delicious harvest.

Strength

Gorilla Glue Auto

If there is one thing Gorilla Glue is known for it is the kind of muscular deep full-bodied stone that lesser strains cannot hope to replicate without you consuming industrial-sized quantities. It hardly comes as a surprise then that Gorilla Glue Auto comes with the kind of THC level dreams (or nightmares!) are made of, averaging a weighty 23%. Some phenotypes of the strain have even been found to measure around 30%. This makes it one of the strongest indicas in the world, and as enjoyable as Gorilla Glue Auto is it should probably be handled with caution by less experienced smokers.

Its effects are quick, strong, and will stick around all evening even with modest amounts consumed. The thick bodily effect it gives is both relaxing and euphoric, with the kind of couch-lock that will see you relaxed whether you like it or not! This is accompanied by a pleasant buzz that transforms into a state of mental relaxation that brings with it a calm euphoria to create a holistic and powerful effect.
Because of its strength and all-over effects that are felt both mentally and physically, Gorilla Glue Auto works well as a medicinal strain. Treating mental sources of discomfort such as stress and anxiety as well as a wide range of physical conditions including asthma, epilepsy, migraines and nausea, this is one strain that may offer a much needed source of relief.

Yield

While many advise that Gorilla Glue Auto should be used sparingly due to its strength, the yields this autoflowering plant provides are punishingly high. Indoor growth will see you easily harvesting 400-600g per m2 once it has flowered, while outdoors a more modest 50-300g per plant can be obtained.

Speed

Gorilla Glue Auto

For a strain that offers so much in terms of strength and yield, Gorilla Glue Auto is surprisingly easy to grow. It demands very little regardless of whether it is cultivated indoors, outdoors, or in a greenhouse, withstanding a surprising amount of variation in temperature, climate and nutrients. This easily-thriving plant will not cause you any headaches, taking only 65-75 days to flower and growing anywhere between 60-100cm.

It is advised for indoor growers to use a 600w light per m2 to obtain those bigger yields, while quality nutrients and CO2 enhancements will help both the quality and quantity of your bud. Outdoors it can be grown in pots or in the ground, but if using pots it is advised the containers be no less than 40-50 litres in size for best results.

Taste

With all the attention paid to its stellar stone and easy-growing autoflower genetics, you may be forgiven for thinking Gorilla Glue Auto would not have an especially noteworthy taste. Thankfully this is a rather inaccurate assumption, with the strain packing the kind of flavour that will make it a key component in enjoying the overall experience.

The taste is a rich one consisting of fruity citrus, earthiness and pine alongside delicate notes of coffee. Similar combinations of flavours can also be found in strains such as Sour Diesel and OG Kush, whose taste is often considered a key factor in their success.

Bag Appeal

Gorilla Glue Auto

The fat yields produced by Gorilla Glue Auto have certainly not come at the expense of visual appeal. Their buds are not only abundant but thick and deliciously resinous too, undoubtedly making them responsible for countless clogged-up scissors around the world.

There is a palpable denseness to the bud, giving a satisfying weightiness that hints at the couch-lock to come. This is completed with an icy trichome covering, adding the finishing touches to an already exquisitely presented strain.

Opening the bag reveals the same delectable scent as you find in the taste itself, those notes of citrus, pine and coffee mingling with the solid earthiness for mouth-watering olfactory appeal.

Proving itself to be far more than just another strain with a hefty THC content, Gorilla Glue Auto takes all the strength and flavour of the original and makes it even easier to grow. This is finished with autoflowering genetics and a heavy yield to makes it a top choice for commercial and recreational growers alike.

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